January 15, 2010

FDA supports reduced BPA use

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today its support towards reducing the manufacture of products that use/contain bisphenol-A (BPA) such as in baby bottles, infant feeding cups and food can linings while the agency continues to dither whether or not to ban these products.

The FDA said studies employing standardized toxicity tests still continues to affirm the safety of current low levels of human exposure to BPA. But pressures from the media, consumer advocates, and study-after-study announcing the possible harmful effects of BPA, even at very low levels, forces the FDA to reconsider its stand.

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